News and events

Award for Partnership Working

Talking Changes was nominated by the Chief Executive of MHM for a national award in the category of Partnership Working. These are very prestigious national awards with the judging panels including MP's and Senior leaders in the NHS. There were many nominations and Talking Changes were shortlisted.

 Donna Swinden, Ian Atkinson and Martin Armitage were invited by the Chief Executives of TEWV and MHM to join their table at the awards dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Newcastle. There were a huge number of people there with representation from all over the country.

The fantastic news is that we won the award and are perceived to be one of the best IAPT services in the country. The award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff.

Extended Business Hours for Talking Changes, Durham & Darlington IAPT Service

In an effort to increase the accessibility of our service, we will be extending our business hours one day a week. In addition to the usual business hours of Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm that we currently operate, we will be opening our service lines on a Thursday evening from 5pm to 8pm.

By extending our business hours, we hope to give those people who may be unable to contact us between 9am and 5pm the opportunity to access our service at a time that is convenient for them. The service will be open for people to self refer and book screening calls with both administrative and clinical staff available to deal with general enquiries from the public and other health care providers.